February 16th, 2005

Illustmaker me

Shifts, Chapter 36: Mists and Mirrors, pt. 2

Grrr. Got halfway through a big sequence of figuring out which door to go through, and then, reading for shouted dialogue, realized that the door to the antechamber was left ajar from the bell jar room, so any time before Harry started sealing off doors in the brain room, the Order should have just been able to follow their trail.

Oh, JKR. You make it difficult to delay these people.

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Conspiracy theories--a rant

My mother is wild about The Da Vinci Code. She knows I love art and am basically never going to leave my job because I dig being in fairly close proximity to a whole lot of it. She knows I love religious history.

So why, she asks, am I not remotely interested in reading The Da Vinci Code? (Okay, she didn't ask, but judging from the bewildered tone in her voice when I said, "You know... really not," she was quite confused by the fact.)

Well, I'll tell you: It's pretty much for the same reason that that I roll my eyes at the mere mention of the phrase "grassy knoll."

Conspiracy theories don't entertain me. They drive me batshit. More seriously, they scare me. Not because I'm afraid of the Big Bad Conspiracy, but because a little knowledge of cults goes a long way when it comes to the way you see the world.

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